April 6, 2009

Pistachio SOS

This handy website -- courtesy of the Food & Drug Administration and California pistachio growers -- provides a list of pistachio products and brands that are safe to consume in light of last week's recall.

I briefly corresponded with Marion Nestle late last week about the peanut butter recall, and specifically asked her when she thought it would become a thing of the past.

Citing the ingredient's long shelf life (certainly much longer than, say, beef), she predicted several more months of careful treading until supermarket shelves are in the clear.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

I have a question about coconut oil/lauric acid. Co-worker was doing some research online, and found out that coconut oil is supposedly antimicrobial? The main fatty acid is lauric acid, which supposedly helps boost metabolism by activating the thyroid. I tried doing some research myself, trying to find out specifically how it does such things, but could only find things talking about MCTs. Is there any truth to those statements?